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Funeral of Benjamin Franklin...
Item # 647001
May 1, 1790
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 1, 1790
* Benjamin Franklin funeral
* Report from his hometown
A report on page 3 headed: "The Immortal Franklin" begins: "This great and good man, whose death we announced in the last Centinel, was aged 85 years--and was interred with every mark of the esteem and veneration of his fellow citizens. His last illness lasted 16 days. At his funeral the following was the order of Procession." It then lists the order of the Procession...". There are a few more particulars (see) plus word that: "The Supreme Executive of Pennsylvania have agreed to wear mourning for one month, in memory of Dr. Franklin..." Small tear at the spine is archivally repaired, otherwise in nice shape. In a newspaper from this city of his birth.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice, clean condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's